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Old 04-14-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You have no idea what you are talking about if you think that most of Queens (over 100 square miles) looks like those industrial photos.
I know better. I just think that overall, Queens looks dumpy with the exception of Forest Hills.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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In the Hudson valley, it not only includes Rockland and Westchester but Putnam & Orange as well. Even parts of mostly rural Dutchess and Ulster counties.

Well, you and I are in the minority of people from LI! Most people I know think "upstate" starts where the Bronx ends
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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He usually doesn't know what he's talking about. I honestly don't think he's ever been to Queens if he thinks it looks like those pictures.
Queens has nice areas (woodside, bayside etc.) and bad areas (jamaica, jackson heights etc.)

Personally, my favorite suburbs of NYC are Jersey City, Englewood Cliffs, Nyack and Tarrytown
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I know better. I just think that overall, Queens looks dumpy with the exception of Forest Hills.
Sorry, after reading some of your comments a few pages back I really don't think you do. If you think most of Queens looks the Lefrak City area along the LIE, then you do not know Queens. Do you think Bayside or Douglaston look dumpy for instance?
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^I've never been to those areas of Queens. What I did see did absolutely nothing for me at all, with the exception of Forest Hills - which I loved.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I know better. I just think that overall, Queens looks dumpy with the exception of Forest Hills.

Yep, dumpy alright...

what most residential areas of Queens looks like:








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Old 04-14-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Queens has nice areas (woodside, bayside etc.) and bad areas (jamaica, jackson heights etc.)

Personally, my favorite suburbs of NYC are Jersey City, Englewood Cliffs, Nyack and Tarrytown
And parts of Jamaica (Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Briarwood, Hillcrest, and Hollis Hills etc) are not too shappy either! Plus downtown Jamaica is undergoing a renaissance although I admit it still has a long ways to go.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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And parts of Jamaica (Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Briarwood, Hillcrest, and Hollis Hills etc) are not too shappy either! Plus downtown Jamaica is undergoing a renaissance although I admit it still has a long ways to go.
Jamaica must be gentrifying some
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Downtown Jamaica is starting to look like a decent sized city!

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Jamaica must be gentrifying some
The new monorail to JFK airport was just finished a few years ago. It connects the airport to the Long Island RR station in downtown Jamaica as well as subway lines to Brooklyn, Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Not suprisingly there are office buildings going up, especially along Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Avenue. Jamaica is actually getting a skyline and the city is already planning further rezoning!
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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South Jamaica is the area that needs improvement. I wouldn't say it's as bad as ENY, Brownsville, south Bronx, but it's still run down. I babysat for a girl who went to school in south Jamaica.
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